Making a few simple energy cutbacks around your home is actually easier than you may think. With a few simple changes you can save money and reduce your impact on the world. Get a few ideas about how you can do this by checking out the tips in this useful post.
One way to save energy is to limit the use of electrical heaters in the winter. Dress more warmly when around the house. Wear slippers and a heavy top, and light up your fireplace or pellet stove for increased warmth at low cost. An additional benefit to limiting the amount
of electrical heaters is that it helps prevent your airways from becoming dry, resulting in better breathing.
Swap your old appliances for newer ones that have an Energy Star rating. ENERGY STAR ratings mean that the appliance has met standards of the EPA and is especially crafted to use less energy than older models. For your refrigerator/freezer, Energy star appliances promise to cut energy usage
by 20%, and you will see 40% and 50% energy usage, respectively, in Energy Star dishwashers and washing machines.
There are lots of ways to save electricity while you are doing your laundry. Use the setting on your dryer that will turn it off when clothes are dry. High-spin speeds reduce moisture and shorten drying time. Always clean your dryer filters, and check your dryer vent for any blockages.
Lights should be turned off when not in use. Use lighting in the evenings only when you have to, and turn off switches when you exit a room. Don’t forget to also turn off your porch and cabinet lighting when not in use. You will use less energy because of this.
Find some way to incorporate what you’ve just learned into your life. You will see a significant decrease in your energy bills while benefiting and helping the environment. Take small steps. They will add up over time and you will find you have one of the greenest homes around.
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